Comedy Bang! Bang!

Series Summary
Upon first look, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" is like any late-night talk show... until the guests sit down and the interviews commence. Then it veers off in all sorts of directions, most of which include unfiltered and improvised dialogue. The show is based on host Scott Aukerman's popular podcast of the same name (and most certainly influenced by the Internet mock-talk show "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis," which Aukerman produced and directed). In each episode, Aukerman reinvents the traditional celebrity interview by engaging his guests in ad-libbed banter, all of which is punctuated by beats from "bandleader" Reggie Watts or, in later episodes, "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Air Dates: 2012 - Present

Genres: Comedy

Network: IFC

  • Judd Apatow Wears a Polo and Blue Suede ShoesSep 7, 2016

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    After a reporter updates Scott on the fate of Reggie Watts, Scott recalls their last episode together; guest Judd Apatow.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : Zach Galifianakis Wears Rolled Khakis and Shoes With Brown LacesJul 1, 2016

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    Zach Galifianakis, "Weird Al" and the "Comedy Bang! Bang!" crew look back at at their favorite memories of Scott.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Kristen Schaal Wears Strawberry Colored Pants and a Multicolored ShirtJul 1, 2016

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    Kristen Schaal shows off her real voice; Paul Rust debuts his New No Nos.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Nathan Fielder Wears a Blue and Grey Flannel and JeansJun 24, 2016

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    Nathan Fielder makes an appearance; Scott and "Weird Al" try their best to freak out Nathan Fielder.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : Joe Jonas Wears a Maroon and Gold Letterman Jacket With White SneakersJun 24, 2016

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    Joe Jonas' odd replacement for a cell phone; Maxwell Keeper talks about where he works; a peek at Scott's new movie.

ratings & reviews

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  • All in all, fans of Comedy Bang! Bang! should rest easy, knowing that the show continues to hit all the right beats. With a brilliantly eclectic list of guests to come, ranging from rapper T-Pain to comedian Nathan Fielder (from Nathan For You), season 5 promises to continue to surprise and amuse. Show More

  • It's an oddity, but the comfortable looseness makes up for the fact that it's really about nothing in particular. Show More

  • Though it does not seem to be entirely scripted, it is (as opposed to the rambling podcast) highly organized and includes invented guests alongside those appearing as not necessarily reliable versions of themselves. Show More

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